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Australia's Latest SkillSelect Invitation Round- 1,500 Invitations issued for Subclass 189 & 489 Visa

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 19, Mar 2019

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Australia has revealed the details of its February 2019 SkillSelect Invitation round. This time around, Department of Home Affairs, Australia has issued total 1,500 invitations under key skilled visa categories under GSM (General Skilled Migration)Program. The General Skilled Migration program is based on a point system that comprise three key Skilled Visa Categories, i.e.

  • Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa
  • Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa (State nominated)
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa

SkillSelect Invitation round on 11th February

The DHA open the invitation round on 11th of every month and as of now it has revealed the last month invitation round only, i.e.February 11, 2019.

February SkillSelect Invitation round Results

Visa subclass Number Minimum Point Score
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,490 70
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 10 80

In the February invitation round, Australia issued 1,490 invitations under Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) with minimum point score as 70 points. Also, the government issued 10 Invitations to Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) with a minimum point score as 80 points.

Pro rata occupations

In view of great demand pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the program year.

Pro rata occupations in the 11 February invitation round

Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Date of effect
2211 Accountants 85 9/02/2019 5:53 pm
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 80 6/07/2018 3:53 pm
2334 Electronics Engineer 75 3/12/2018 2:37 pm
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 75 4/02/2019 11:11 am
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 75 2/11/2018 2:03 pm
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 75 6/09/2018 3:40 pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 75 28/01/2019 9:03 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 75 10/02/2019 5:01 am

The key occupations, which are under pro-rata arrangements in the February draw are IT professionals, Accounts and finance professionals,etc.

How it works

The applicants interested in applying Australia skilled PR visa need to submit EOI(Expression of Interest) in the online SkillSelect system of Australia. The SkillSelect allocate the point score to the applicants based on their age, education, English language ability, work experience,etc. factors. These points can be calculated on Australia Immigration Points Calculator.

Later, DHA issue Invitations to apply for desired skilled Visa categories to the applicants. On receipt of the ITA applicants need to submit complete PR application along with required documents within 60 days. If all application and documents verification are found legitimate, you will get visa approval from the immigration office.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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